Date & Time: Apr 21, 1988
Type of aircraft:
Pilatus PC-6 (Porter & Turbo Porter)
École de parachutisme d’Île de France
Skydiving / Paratroopers
Lens - Lens
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
Aircraft flight hours:
After takeoff from Lens-Bénifontaine, while climbing to a height of 1,000 meters, the pilot initiated a turn to gain more altitude when the engine failed. The aircraft entered a dive and crashed in a stone-pit located near the airport. Two skydivers were seriously injured while eight other occupants were killed. A day later, one of the survivor died from his injuries.
Engine failure during climb for unknown reasons.